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Deputies investigating case of dumped, dead dog

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GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff deputies are investigating a decaying animal that was bound at its mouth, feet and neck and left to die.

"We take these crimes seriously," said Chief Tony Bacala. "We are reviewing the case as we speak to see what we can do."

Bacala is asking for the public's help for any tips leading to the dog found dead in a field on Black Bayou Extension.

Deputies could not determine the type of dog because it appeared to be dead for several weeks. Sunday afternoon, a man picking up bales of hay noticed the dog.

"He told my parents about what he found laying in the field and that they probably don't want to see it but they probably want to call law enforcement," Ranji Bercegeay said. His family owns the lot. "If we want to look at ourselves as animals, who gives another animal the right to do such a thing."

"It smells like death rotting," Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension Director Helen Morales said. She calls the scene torture.

"It's hot and while it may not have been dead when it was first brought out here it was left in the sun to bake," she said. "I have seen some sad things but this is probably the worst."

If you have any information about who is responsible, contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to their anonymous tip line from any cell phone.



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